NCAA hoops odds preview - Fresno State vs. UCLA
Fresno State Bulldogs vs UCLA Bruins Odds
Pauley Pavilion will host UCLA Bruins vs. Fresno State Bulldogs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bruins are 4-6 ATS. Fresno State is 0-6 on the totals; UCLA is 4-3.
The Bruins were listed as 15.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 44 (Bruins) and the No. 165 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-67 result in favor of the Bruins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 42-rated squad against Fresno State's No. 284-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 255 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 268 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fresno State owns the country's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 54.5 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 45 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Fresno State was a 58-51 loser at home against UC Irvine. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Fresno State suffered a 58-51 loss against UC Irvine on Saturday, getting 12 points from Allen Huddleston in a losing effort at Save Mart Center.
In their last action, UCLA was an 89-70 winner at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. The Bruins grabbed an 89-70 win over the 49ers on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Jordan Adams at Pauley Pavilion.
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing UC Irvine are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri are 1-0
After playing Long Beach State are 2-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Bruins trends to consider:
Fresno State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
UCLA is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Fresno State home to Sonoma State, Sunday, December 30
UCLA home to Missouri, Friday, December 28